Metallic Lathers And Reinforcing Ironworkers Local 46 Endorses Adam Clayton Powell for Congress


January 11, 2016



NEW YORK, NY (1/11/2016) — Today, the Metallic Lathers and Reinforcing Ironworkers Local 46, endorsed Adam Clayton Powell for Congress of the 13th Congressional district. John Skinner, President of the union, along with several union members officially announced their support on the steps of City Hall.

“We support Adam Clayton Powell for Congress because we know he will stand up against the crimes that have been perpetrated against workers in the residential and affordable housing construction industry such as the rampant wage theft and fraud that creates an unleveled playing field for the responsible contractors and developers,” said President John Skinner.

Powell added, “I am humbled to receive the support of the great Metallic Lathers and Reinforcing Iron Workers Local 46. I look forward to working with them as Congressman to help ensure construction workers, who often work under challenging conditions, but remain committed to doing the best job possible, receive the pay they deserve, as I will continue to advocate for the ethical practices within the industry.”

Members of the Metallic Lathers and Reinforcing Iron Workers Local 46 specialize in steel reinforcing, lather and plastering, and post-tensioning work that they perform on bridges and building tops. Members also take on artful restoration projects.

“Adam is an independent thinker who will stand up to the machines that have damaged the middle class in our city,” Skinner continued. “Not only will he stand up for the people who are being pushed out of the community due to the lack of affordable housing and women’s rights, but we believe he is the man of the people and will stand up and advocate for all of us.”

Powell, who is seeking to build upon his record of results, hit the campaign trail at the start of the New Year, joining a team of supporters on the corner of 116th and Lexington Avenue. He served as a New York City Councilman from 1991-1997 and as a New York State Assemblyman from 2000-2010.

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